Easy Marinara Sauce

With Red Wine

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Ever since I started making my own sauces am eating less and less of store-bought sauces. I prefer making my own, fresh sauce, with fresh herbs and wine. I love cooking with wine. It gives a very unique aroma and a lovely taste to the food. Homemade sauce can be stored in the fridge for a week but you can also freeze it. We enjoyed eating this sauce and hope you do too!

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Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion, sauté 10 minutes. Then add the Italian seasoning, chilli flakes and crushed garlic

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and cook for 1 minute.

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Stir in sugar, tomatoes, strained tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper to taste, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes, stirring from time to time.

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Remove from heat, stir in basil and vinegar.

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Serve as a pasta sauce

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Easy Marinara Sauce

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 40-60 minutes; Makes: about 6 x 250ml cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian dressing
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes or cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1kg plum tomatoes (8-10 medium tomatoes), skinned and chopped or 1 x 796ml (28 fl oz) can whole Italian plum tomatoes, (chop the tomatoes before use)
  • 1 x 680ml Strained ItalianTomatoes
  • ½ cup good quality red wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion, sauté 10 minutes. Add the Italian seasoning, chilli flakes or cayenne pepper and crushed garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in sugar, tomatoes, strained tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper to taste, and bring to the boil, covered. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30-60 minutes, stirring from time to time, or until sauce is thick.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in basil and vinegar. Serve with pasta.
  4. Last updated: 14th October 2019

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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